Jurickson Profar’s latest MRI has come back “95% clean,” according to Texas Rangers General Manager Jon Daniels.
Jurickson Profar was expected to be the Rangers’ starting second baseman this season. But, before Spring Training was over Profar was already on the disabled list.
Profar suffered a torn teres major muscle in his right shoulder while throwing for a double play. The injury did not require surgery, and Jurickson Profar was expected to miss only 10 weeks.
However, the 21-year old aggravated his right shoulder rolling over on it while sleeping in May. On April 12 the Texas Rangers placed him on the 60-day disabled list, but unfortunately Profar missed the entire 2014 season.
Jurickson Profar was poised to be the Texas Rangers superstar second baseman,as he ended the 2013 season playing in 85 games, and a slash line of .234/.308/.336. And he was one of the main reasons that JD felt comfortable trading Ian Kinsler.
It’s no secret that the Rangers have an influx of infielders, which ended up working in their favor, as well as the fans.
With Profar’s injury, the Texas Rangers called up several infield players. Six players played second base to be exact. But, only one would end up calling second home, Rougned Odor.
Roogie performed so well, and with such vigor, that I don’t want to see him leave next season. Odor had a final batting line of .259/.297/.402, but he brought more than just good at-bats and great plays. Excitement.
Even though he was the youngest player in the majors, Rougned Odor brought an “old school” kind of playing on the field. It appeared that he knew every day he was on the field was a chance to learn, help the team, and prove to the Texas Rangers that he deserved to be there.
I’m certainly glad that Jurickson Profar is feeling better, and could be cleared for play in January. I also feel that since he missed the entire season he has a lot of work to do before getting back to big league play.
I hope that the Rangers let Jurickson Profar and Rougned Odor compete for the starting position at Spring Training. Hopefully, they will both be so impressive that they both break camp with the Texas Rangers and the fans will be treated with two dynamic second basemen.